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October 22, 2008 · Print This Article

Model Mazda RX-8 MT Mazda RX-8 AT

General Information

Price
[$US]
from $21,180 (Get
the latest price here
)
   
Layout front-engine / rear-wheel-drive
Drag
Coefficient [cd]
0.31
Curb
Weight [lb (kg)]
3029 (1374) 3053 (1385)
Weight
Distribution [%f / r]
50 / 50
Trunk
Space [cu ft.]
7.6
   
Overall
Length [in. (mm)]
174.3 (4425)
Overall
Width [in. (mm)]
69.7 (1770)
Overall
Height [in. (mm)]
52.8 (1340)
Wheelbase
[in. (mm)]
106.4 (2700)
Track
Front [in. (mm)]
58.9 (1500)
Track
Rear [in. (mm)]
59.3 (1505)
   
Steering Rack & Pinion; Electric power-assist
Turning
Radius [ft. (m)]
17.4 (5.3)
Tires
front
225/45 ZR18 225/55 R16
Tires
rear
225/45 ZR18 225/55 R16

Engine

Type RENESIS 13B twin rotor - rotary engine
Displacement
[cc]
1308
Compression
Ratio
10.0:1
Redline
[rpm]
9000 7500
   
Max.
Power [Bhp at rpm]
250 at 8500 210 at 7200
Max.
Torque [lb-ft (Nm) at rpm]
159 (215) at 5500 164 (222) at 5000
Bhp/Liter 191 161

Accommodation

Seating
Capacity
4
Front Head Room
[in. (mm)]
38.2 (970)
Front Leg Room
[in. (mm)]
42.7 (1084)
Rear Head Room
[in. (mm)]
36.8 (935)
Rear Leg Room
[in. (mm)]
32.2 (817)

Interior Noise

Idle
in neutral [dBA]
NA
70 mph coasting
[dBA]
NA

Gear Ratios

1st 3.76:1 2.79:1
2nd 2.27:1 1.54:1
3rd 1.65:1 1.00:1
4th 1.19:1 0.69:1
5th 1.00:1 NA
6th 0.84:1 NA
Final drive 4.44:1 4.30:1

Suspension

Front Double wishbone; mono-tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Rear Multi-link; mono-tube shock, anti-roll bar

Braking

Front
- Brakes

12.7 in. (323 mm)
vented discs

11.9 in. (303 mm)
vented discs
Rear
- Brakes
11.9 in. (302 mm) ventilated discs
70 - 0 mph [ft
(m)]
NA
60 - 0 mph [ft
(m)]
111 (34.5)

Performance*

0-60 mph | 0-100 km/h [secs] 6 s  
0 - 100 mph [secs] 15.9  
1/4 mile [secs
at mph]
14.5 at 96  
     
Top Speed [mph] 148  
Lateral acceleration
[g]
0.91  
     
Fuel Economy
[City/Hwy in mpg]
18 / 24 18 / 25

*These results should
be used for comparison only, and verification should not
be attempted on public roads. Actual performance results may vary depending
on specification of vehicle, road and environmental conditions,
testing procedures and driving style.

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